Windows, like any other integral components in your home, require routine care and attention. It may seem to be a chore for some, but taking the time to wash and clean them can revitalize your home’s curb appeal and interior. This article shares cleaning tips to ensure a beautiful and functional set of windows.
Use Mild, Soapy Water
In the past, the idea of window cleaning involved the use of paper towels, old newspapers and elbow grease. These, however, can make the glass and the frames still look dirty. Doing so can even put the whole window at risk of getting damaged. Instead, a mild, soapy water solution is the best way to go about cleaning your windows. A squirt of dishwashing liquid in a bucket of warm water will do.
Use the Right Cleaning Materials
Having the right equipment for cleaning your replacement windows can help make the whole task easier to do. Use a soft cloth when wiping off any dust or dirt stuck on the frames, glass or sash. Scrub the glass surface with the soapy water solution using a handheld sponge and a squeegee. Dry the window with a lint-free cloth.
Avoid Cleaning Under the Sun
It would be best to clean your windows when they are in the shade and are relatively cool to the touch. Temperatures between 40 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit are considered ideal for doing this task. Cleaning while sunlight hits the window may result in unsightly streaks.
Remove Dust With a Vacuum Cleaner
Use your vacuum cleaner to remove any accumulated dust or debris on the window components. Pay attention to the sills and tracks when cleaning. You prevent the frames and sashes from sticking in doing so.
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